Construction Employment Growing in Metro Areas


New York, NY, Dec. 29, 2010 -- Construction employment nationwide either increased or remained steady in a growing number of metropolitan areas between November 2009 and November 2010, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors.

According AGC of America, construction employment either grew or stayed the same in 120 of 337 areas.

AGC said construction employment is improving slightly thanks in large part to temporary federal funding for stimulus and military construction."

"It is good to see the construction industry finishing the year on a relatively positive note,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “But even if the industry is no longer on the brink, it is still a long way from recovering.”

Phoenix added the most jobs while Chicago lost the most.

New hospital, university and power construction were helping to partially offset significant declines in overall private-sector construction demand. 


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